Rectus abdominis muscle

What is Rectus abdominis muscle?

Rectus abdominis muscle meaning Muscle of the abdominal wall. It originates in the crest of pubis, pubic symphysis and inserts into the cartilage of the 5th, 6th, and 7th ribs. Its main function is flexing the vertebral column and assisting in compressing the abdominal wall.Other muscles of the abdominal wall are:External obliqueInternal obliqueTransversus abdominis

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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